Funny thing is that if things continue as they are you won't be able to ski anywhere as Vail will own everything soon! BTW, I beleive OnTheSnow.com is also owned by Vail.
Totally agree that we need for indies in the resort business. Baker is an awesome holdout up here.
There is totally a place for looking at value of a pass and yes the colorado passes kick the shit out of NW season pass prices.
Was just saying that once a ski conglomorate gets as big as vail the prices tend to reflect other things besides the quality of the skiing. Vail is pretty open about wanting to change the most for their day passes to keep their exclusivity high.
OnTheSnow.com is owned by Mountain News. Vail bought Mountain News last May.